Face/Off Reviews

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February 28, 2018
Woo, a master of poetical carnage, mixes kitsch, sadism, sentiment and comedy with choreographic precision.
July 28, 2015
I won't pretend that I completely enjoyed it, but it certainly has a few elements that I've never seen before. Action aficionados will undoubtedly slobber all over themselves.
August 2, 2013
[A] gorgeously shot, repetitively violent, occasionally repellent, sometimes silly and consistently trashy fantasy.
August 2, 2013
For all its fiery explosions, Face/Off just kind of implodes.
August 2, 2013
It's sick, slick and sensational.
August 2, 2013
In Face/Off, Woo sweeps us away again, into a world of wild action, heroism, villainy and double faces that turn deadly.
August 2, 2013
A knockout new thriller by John Woo.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is a full-blooded, movie-going experience. It's 100 percent movie.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is the best action movie of the summer.
August 2, 2013
Almost indefensibly violent, the film is one of those whirligigs of wit, barbaric energy, blood spatters and firepower that will be adored by the morally retarded among us -- like me -- and loathed by the morally superior.
September 7, 2011
Face/Off makes bad movies look worse and makes the making of good movies look like the most thrilling work in the world.
January 26, 2006
Woo's poetic-kinetic style has evolved, if not to the point of abstraction, then to delirium: he makes a virtue of incredulity.
April 12, 2002
John Woo's Face/Off puts the acting into action flick...
May 11, 2001
Scenes of high-voltage action vie with wild hilarity as two guys with guns switch faces and identities.
April 17, 2001
the film succeeds in overcoming its implausibilities because director Woo offers such a tantalising package.
February 14, 2001
Watching John Travolta and Nicolas Cage square off and literally exchange roles brings back the old-fashioned pleasure of astutely judged movie star pairings in a major way.
February 14, 2001
It's difficult to describe the jolt his films deliver when [Woo]'s on, and he is on with a vengeance here.
January 1, 2000
A dizzying, beautiful ride.
January 1, 2000
You see what thickets this plot constructs; it's as if Travolta adds the spin courtesy of Cage's personality, while Cage mellows in the direction of Travolta.
January 1, 2000
capable of moments of rare cinematic perfection
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